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Introducing the Industry with IATSE

Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 at 1:30 pm

Free event!

IATSE is the union behind entertainment, with over 170,000 members working in television, motion pictures, theater, and beyond. Meet the people who make the magic of the moving image possible, and discover how they got their start in the industry.

Panelists include:   

Larry Banks, the Chair of the Film and Media Arts department at LIU Brooklyn. He began his career in film as an electrician and gaffer, and went on to develop a career in filmmaking as Director of Photography, including Juice, Strapped, and Fly by Night, as well as documentaries like Sembene and A Litany for Survival: The Life and Works of Audre Lordeand is the director of Blue Stories. He also created the look of several dynamic commercials for brands including Nike, Levi-Strauss, and AT&T, alongside esteemed directors such as Spike Lee, Forest Whitaker, and Steve Horn. 

Max Frankston, a graduate of NYU’s film school and an IATSE member for 37 years, Max has worked from commercial production to tv and film, as both video assist and video playback operator. He is also producer of the documentary feature Living with Ghosts, and teaches the Video Assist Production course in collaboration with Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 52, IATSE to introduce New York City’s underrepresented youth to the Film/TV technical field. 

Anthony Hechanova embarked on his journey in the film industry in 1995, beginning as a production assistant in television commercials. Since becoming a Digital Imaging Technician in 2012, Anthony has been at the forefront of the evolving digital landscape in cinematography, ensuring that the image quality captured on set is preserved and optimized throughout the production process.